TS/Hurricane Harvey

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Re: TS/Hurricane Harvey

Post by MDPiper » Sun Aug 27, 2017 11:28 pm

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JimVH if you need to come to DFW. We will make room!


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Re: TS/Hurricane Harvey

Post by sweetandsour » Mon Aug 28, 2017 4:56 am

MDPiper wrote:
Sun Aug 27, 2017 11:28 pm
sweetandsour wrote:
JimVH wrote:
Sun Aug 27, 2017 8:35 pm
MDPiper wrote:
Sun Aug 27, 2017 8:11 pm
JimVH if you need to come to DFW. We will make room!


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Ha! Buddy.

Anyway, I just went out and dumped the rain gauge, which was over-flowing again. I've measured 17" here so far but I know that's too low. The gauge capacity is only 6", and we got that much since midnight. Besides, how can the gauge be accurate with rain blowing sideways.

Latest predictions have TS Harvey going back into the Gulf then making landfall here on Wed. That'll spare Houston I guess.
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Re: TS/Hurricane Harvey

Post by JimVH » Mon Aug 28, 2017 10:09 am

sweetandsour wrote:
Mon Aug 28, 2017 4:56 am
MDPiper wrote:
Sun Aug 27, 2017 11:28 pm
sweetandsour wrote:
JimVH wrote:
Sun Aug 27, 2017 8:35 pm
MDPiper wrote:
Sun Aug 27, 2017 8:11 pm
JimVH if you need to come to DFW. We will make room!


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Ha! Buddy.

Anyway, I just went out and dumped the rain gauge, which was over-flowing again. I've measured 17" here so far but I know that's too low. The gauge capacity is only 6", and we got that much since midnight. Besides, how can the gauge be accurate with rain blowing sideways.

Latest predictions have TS Harvey going back into the Gulf then making landfall here on Wed. That'll spare Houston I guess.
My heart sunk when I saw that forecast.
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Re: TS/Hurricane Harvey

Post by Pepik » Mon Aug 28, 2017 11:53 am

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Re: TS/Hurricane Harvey

Post by Fainn » Mon Aug 28, 2017 9:12 pm

As far as I can tell, Harvey will hit us on Thursday.
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Re: TS/Hurricane Harvey

Post by JimVH » Mon Aug 28, 2017 9:34 pm

I got to come home for a couple of hours to check on things. I was just outside having a smoke and could hear airboats operating in the neighborhoods behind me.

Airboats in my sleepy little suburb.
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Re: TS/Hurricane Harvey

Post by sweetandsour » Tue Aug 29, 2017 5:19 am

JimVH wrote:
Mon Aug 28, 2017 9:34 pm
I got to come home for a couple of hours to check on things. I was just outside having a smoke and could hear airboats operating in the neighborhoods behind me.

Airboats in my sleepy little suburb.
Praying the worst is over there for you, Jim. Weather folks are saying that today is expected to be our worst day so far, here. Some rescues taking place but so far my house is still dry. Wind gusts reached 50 last night, so not too bad, but I boarded up our large bathroom window yesterday anyway. I'll probably board up the east-side windows this mrng. Meanwhile we've had another 6+" of rain since midnight. Hamshire, where my P.O. Box is, is reporting 10" rain since midnight, and they are pretty much flooded. Many friends and a few relatives have water in their homes.
I'm ready for landfall, expected now to be tmrw afternoon, and for Harvey to move it's butt on out of here.
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Each one busy with his prayers,
"We are lost!" the captain shouted,
As he staggered down the stairs.

O love the Lord, all ye His saints: for the Lord preserveth the faithful. Psalm 31:23

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Re: TS/Hurricane Harvey

Post by Bloodhound » Tue Aug 29, 2017 12:21 pm

Praying for you all
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Re: TS/Hurricane Harvey

Post by sweetandsour » Tue Aug 29, 2017 8:59 pm

Would appreciate a continued prayer or two, just to get through the night tonight. Too much to talk about. Power is off since this afternoon, everything is flooded, and it's storming tonight. The Bayou is running through my neighbors yards. I volunteered with my boat today, but that's another story.
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"We are lost!" the captain shouted,
As he staggered down the stairs.

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Re: TS/Hurricane Harvey

Post by durangopipe » Tue Aug 29, 2017 9:10 pm

Very much in my constant thoughts and prayers, Tim, Jim.

The scale of this disaster and the level of suffering are unfathomable.
It is heartbreaking, but I'm glad you're okay and pray you remain so.

You, too, Fainn.
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Re: TS/Hurricane Harvey

Post by JohnnyMcPiperson » Wed Aug 30, 2017 4:31 am

Haven't had time to get on here, but have been praying and thinking of you all regardless.


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Re: TS/Hurricane Harvey

Post by sweetandsour » Wed Aug 30, 2017 6:17 am

Made it through the night. Light rain and west wind this morning, so the storm must be a little north of us now, and it's about time.
Im thinking about changing from pipes to cigars, and changing forums too. You guys are bad luck.
As thus we sat in darkness
Each one busy with his prayers,
"We are lost!" the captain shouted,
As he staggered down the stairs.

O love the Lord, all ye His saints: for the Lord preserveth the faithful. Psalm 31:23

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Re: TS/Hurricane Harvey

Post by sweetandsour » Wed Aug 30, 2017 8:02 am

sweetandsour wrote:
Wed Aug 30, 2017 6:17 am
Made it through the night. Light rain and west wind this morning, so the storm must be a little north of us now, and it's about time.
Im thinking about changing from pipes to cigars, and changing forums too. You guys are bad luck.
Hooked up my boat and got out. Flooding everywhere, worst I've ever seen.
As thus we sat in darkness
Each one busy with his prayers,
"We are lost!" the captain shouted,
As he staggered down the stairs.

O love the Lord, all ye His saints: for the Lord preserveth the faithful. Psalm 31:23

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Re: TS/Hurricane Harvey

Post by tuttle » Wed Aug 30, 2017 8:28 am

praying for you guys
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Re: TS/Hurricane Harvey

Post by Bloodhound » Wed Aug 30, 2017 9:45 am

Praying again
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Re: TS/Hurricane Harvey

Post by JimVH » Wed Aug 30, 2017 11:37 am

Prayer FYI - Tim is out in the middle of everything rescuing people by boat. It's a dangerous time.
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Re: TS/Hurricane Harvey

Post by ReverendThom » Fri Sep 01, 2017 8:52 pm

Continuing to pray.

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Re: TS/Hurricane Harvey

Post by hugodrax » Fri Sep 01, 2017 9:03 pm

On my knees, Jim.
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